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25
Jun

Current Trends in Emergency Management Education

Recently at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference  held at the Mercure Hotel, Brisbane from the 28th to the 30th of May 2013, Dr Valerie Ingham (Lecturer in Emergency Management, Charles Sturt University) discussed how over the past 10 years there has been an increase in the scrutiny of emergency managers and

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20
Jun

Conference Photos 2013

Conference Photos 2013 available To view click here to view the albums or visit our Facebook page

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04
Jun

Expert calls for rapid social media response from emergency services

Press Release from: Esri Australia – Expert calls for rapid social media response from emergency services Cutting-edge mapping technology that lets overseas emergency organisations use social media to build natural disaster intelligence should be adopted in Australia, according to the former Director of Volunteer Services for Queensland’s 36,000 volunteer fire fighters. New Geographic Information System (GIS)

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03
Jun

Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2013

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference was held at the Mercure Hotel, Brisbane from the 28th to the 30th of May 2013. There were over 300 attendees at Conference which provided a forum to examine the issues surrounding natural and man-made hazards.  The dynamic and topical programme had 5 streams over

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30
May

Flood levy and power rebate scrapped

  Marissa Calligeros  |  brisbanetimes.com.au reporter Queensland households will be spared a flood levy, but will not receive power bill rebates with next month’s state budget. The state government was considering introducing a new tax in next month’s budget, with Premier Campbell Newman saying the state’s existing $80 million flood kitty would not be enough

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30
May

Agencies practise terror response

By Hannah Knight  |  May 24, 2013, 1 a.m. A MOCK terrorism attack in Kangaroo Flat put emergency response agencies to the test yesterday. Representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority met at the Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre for the training exercise yesterday morning. The training scenario simulated a

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28
May

Underground Emergency Response Co-ordinator

Industry Q&A 16 May, 2013 Cole Latimer As part of our new Q&A series we (Australian Mining) interview you, and find out what your job is day to day. In this edition we speak to David Gurr, an underground emergency response coordinator for Mincor Resources. Australian Mining: What are your primary roles and responsibilities in your

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26
May

Emergency Managers Prepare for a Changing Disaster Paradigm

Emergency management experts and sustainability planners say it’s important to begin planning for a changing paradigm, that plans based on historical data are out of date. So should there be a one-size-fits-all or all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness and response? Or should regions craft specific strategies for each type of disaster? Experts believe the prevailing

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24
May

Joint Commission Reviews Disaster Planning After Oklahoma

Megan Brooks  |  May 22, 2013 In the wake of the massive tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, the Joint Commission today reiterated emergency management standards and the actions required of all Joint Commission–accredited healthcare organizations to prepare for an event ranging from natural disasters to a terrorist attack. During a telephone briefing, George Mills,

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22
May

Adelaide City Council creates CBD disaster plan

Tim Williams | City Messenger | April 26, 2013 11:02 AM PLANS to rebuild city landmarks, demolish unsafe buildings and dump rubble in the parklands after a major disaster are part of a new City Council emergency blueprint. The plan for the event of terrorism, earthquake, fire or pandemic comes as the US copes with

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